DLA Piper LLC has begun its transition from manual processing and a legacy product to ECFX Notice, the leading electronic court filing (ECF) notice solution, to handle the large number of ECF notices they receive on a daily basis. DLA Piper, a multinational law firm with offices in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, now uses ECFX Notice to process all of their ECF notices from federal and New Jersey courts, and anticipates deploying the software in a phased rollout for individual states in the coming months.
ECFX Notice is a state-of-the-art SaaS solution that downloads the documents in court notices, distributes the notices and documents directly to the case team, and stores the documents in the appropriate matter or client workspace in any DMS or file system. This process greatly reduces the amount of time required to process court filings, as well as diminishing the associated risk of error from incorrectly filed notices – giving law firms more control over their documents.
“One of the biggest things that I noticed when we first started using ECFX was how efficient you could make a process,” said John Hogan, Director of Litigation Support at DLA Piper. “It really brings out the capabilities that can be gained as part of the process of streamlining workflows. The fact that ECFX allows professionals to do more important work due to automation is just so wonderful.”
“One of the key concerns that many law firms face is the realization that copious amounts of time and energy each day is being put into tasks that are not adding any real value to the firm, resulting in highly skilled staff feeling that their work is too process-focused,” agreed Dan O’Day, CEO and Co-Founder of ECFX. “The addition of strategic technology completely changes how lawyers work and increases staff satisfaction.”
DLA Piper made the decision to implement ECFX Notice to ensure full compliance and standardization of ECF notice processing across the firm. ECFX adds new third-party providers and court integrations on demand to meet the needs of their ever-growing list of clients across the United States, and works closely with clients to fit their internal workflows. As John Hogan continued, “[The ECFX] team is so willing to understand our needs and is always there to help us out and add real, valuable consulting advice.”
ECFX was founded by legal and technology experts with a single goal: to address unmet automation needs in the legal industry. It is committed to filling in the gaps in legal workflows with intelligently automated solutions, enabling firms to save time, gain control, mitigate risk, and improve visibility. Its premier product, ECFX Notice, automates the downloading, profiling, storing, and distribution of court documents in ECF notices for both State and Federal courts—saving your firm hundreds of hours a week to focus on the work your clients value.